Top restaurants in Langkawi – Enjoy the amazing Tastes of the Region

Langkawi is home to some of the most amazing restaurants in the world. Be sure to try these to explore a variety of local and international cuisines.

The Gulai House

The Gulai House is located in The Datai Langkawi and designed to resemble a beautiful traditional village house. The restaurant offers a truly amazing dining experience with alfresco dining areas that overlook the stunning rainforest, organza drapes, candle lit corners along with low tables with comfortable cushions placed on handmade mats. The restaurant is the place to visit if you wish to enjoy excellent quality Indian and Malay dishes. Some of the most popular dishes include ikan bakar berulam, rending daging and sup ketam berserai. Don’t forget to order Cendol Pulit, a delicious traditional Malay desert made with coconut milk, ice shavings, sticky rice, palm sugar and red kidney beans. The diners at The Gulai House will also get to enjoy cultural shows held between 8pm – 9pm, every night. The Gulai House is one of the most impressive restaurants that a resort Langkawi has to offer.

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is another restaurant at The Datai Langkawi. This is an award winning restaurant which is famous for some of the best authentic Thai cuisine in the entire island. The Pavilion is highly adored for its amazing location atop the canopy of a rainforest. Diners will not only be able to enjoy stunning views from their tables but also enjoy classic Thai music in the backgrounds, beautiful white orchids, a romantic candle lit atmosphere and an incredible selection of dishes to dine on. Some of the most popular menu items at The Pavilion include the steamed snapper fish with lemongrass, lime and chilli, tom yan goong, stir fried beef with garlic, chilli and Thai basil. The Pavilion is also an excellent spot to enjoy cooking classes which are held every Friday.

The Brasserie Langkawi

If you are craving some Mediterranean flavours, then The Brasserie Langkawi, located along the Pentai Cenang Beach is a great choice. The restaurant’s impressive menu that features a delicious selection of western and Mediterranean dishes is beautifully complimented with the lovely Andaman Sea views and the comfortable casual atmosphere. Some of the most popular offerings include the Australian beef steak, lamb shank, Greek salad, pumpkin ravioli and the sea bass fillet.

Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant

This is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Langkawi. Visitors can expect an inspiring selection of seafood options, efficient service and a lively atmosphere for dining. The restaurant provides indoor dining within a beautifully designed interior with a lovely fisherman lanterns and replicas of pirate ships, along with outdoor dining on the sea deck where one can enjoy the most spectacular views of the Andaman Sea. The restaurant’s signature dishes include the BBQ lobster, Thai style steamed fish, and chilli crab. The restaurant is highly popular among travellers, which has contributed to the higher price in comparison with most other restaurants in the area.

The Cliff

The Cliff is a great place to dine if you want your meals served with amazing views of the Andaman Sea. The restaurant is one of the most iconic dining establishments in the region. True to its name, it is located on top of a cliff at the end of Pantai Cenang. The restaurant has an open air dining area featuring white tablecloths, modern furniture, stylish décor and warm lighting. Visitors can expect delicious western and Malay dishes such as crab cannelloni, lamb rack with perchik sauce, traditional slow cooked beef and pan seared foie gras.

FatCUPID Restaurant

The FatCUPID Restaurant is an excellent choice if you are looking to enjoy international cuisine. Located in Pantai Tengah, the restaurant features great breakfast options such as bacon and egg sandwiches, pancakes and omelettes with toast. You can also enjoy delicious lunches and dinners at FatCUPID and enjoy options such as pongtech (braised chicken served in a paste of sweet beans), beef rending and chilli prawn aglio olio. The restaurant also features a beautiful garden with plenty of greenery, trees and plants.

Scarborough Fish and Chips Restaurant

Scarborough Fish and Chips Restaurant is a humble home restaurant that offers some of the best seafood in Langkawi. The restaurant is ideally located in front of Langkawi’s beach and allows visitors to stop by and enjoy an affordable meal and peaceful evening. Fish and Chips are the main offering at this restaurant as per its name. You can enjoy a wide variety of fish including mackerel, snow fish, salmon, red snapper, barracuda and halibut.

Sizzling & Simmering – Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley

As the world’s youngest geothermal system, Waimangu is yet to settle down. The simmering landscape was created in 1886 by the eruption of Mt Tarawera in New Zealand’s north island. The current landscape of bubbling hot springs, craters, smoking fissures and stromatolite structures recall a geological age when the earth was still young. As Rotorua’s main tourist attraction, it provides insights into unique ecology, rare botany and geothermal features that are hard to find all in one place, anywhere.

A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley comprises of volcanic craters including Lake Rotomahan, which is made up of 15 coalescing craters that displaced another New Zealand attraction, pink and white terraces that were swept away in the 1886 eruption. The eruption also created the Waimanu Geyser thought to be the most powerful in the world. However this disappeared in a landslide in 1904. Among the other extraordinary features in the valley is the Frying Pan Lake the largest hot spring in the world, so named because of the sizzling and crackling noises it makes. Inferno Crater Lake where temperatures reach 80 degrees C, Cathedral Rocks which at any given time expel clouds of sulphurous steam and Emerald Pools a sparkling bright green water body coloured by the moss that thrive in it, are the other amazing features here.

Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley is spread over a large area and offers a range of options for those who wish to explore the nature reserve. A range of easy eco walks take participants through areas of different geothermal activity, bird habitats and native plants. The advanced hiking trail starts at Inferno Lake and goes high into the surrounding mountains where hikers can enjoy views of the geothermal features of the valley below. Boat trips on Lake Rotomahana, the deepest in North Island, introduce visitors to wild life and endangered endemic birds. Some of the valley’s geothermal features can only be seen from the boat. Lake Rotomahana and its surroundings is a strict nature reserve and are protected from development. Patiti Island in the centre of the lake is being landscaped into a refuge for native birds.

If being in the centre of activity is a priority, Millennium Hotel Rotorua with its central location, providing easy access to many of the city’s commercial, business areas and attractions is the ideal base for short or long city stays. This prominent hotel in Rotorua offers comfortable, well appointed guest rooms and suites and a range of facilities and services that cater well to the needs of business and leisure guests and their families. Take advantage of some of the best hotel deals in town to have a great break at this popular Rotorua hotel.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


Mutianyu- A significant part of the Great Wall of China

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Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.